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Primary Picks

I’m picking Democrats in the June 5 primary election. My main political goal before early voting begins May 7 is to door knock my precinct until I make contact with everyone who might vote. It’s a tricky business this cycle. … Continue reading

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Letter to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Dear Lisa, Mike, Kurt, Janelle and Rod, It’s funny how when one gets all the information the picture looks different. Since I complained about the purchase of Dick Schwab and Katherine Burford’s property using conservation bond money after partial information … Continue reading

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Iowa Governor’s Race – Down to Two?

The winner of the June 6 Democratic gubernatorial primary will face Governor Kim Reynolds in the Nov. 6 general election. A popular Democratic view is expressed in the following email received from a neighbor who is usually politically quiet: I … Continue reading

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Heads in the Sand by Matthew Yglesias

Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats by Matthew Yglesias My rating: 4 of 5 stars Yglesias’ book was a timely read in the context of the Trump administration’s … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of a Political Junkie

Politics embraces the idea elected officials have term limits and the electorate gets a chance to accept or reject what they have done in office. That’s basic, and not saying much if it’s all we have. I managed to avoid … Continue reading

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Journeyman Datahead

I volunteered to be the “data guy” for a local political campaign this year. Being a datahead, data guy is a reasonable fit, although I prefer the usage “datahead” to “data guy.” Whatever they want to call me will do. … Continue reading

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Janelle Rettig Democrat for Johnson County Supervisor

Janelle Rettig announced March 18 she would run for re-election to a third term on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Rettig will face incumbent supervisor Mike Carberry and Democratic Central Committee member Pat Heiden in the June 5 primary … Continue reading

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